Kerry to discuss possible oil supply disruptions from Iraq conflict: official

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Posted: Jun 22, 2014 4:47 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss with Gulf countries this week possible oil disruptions from the Iraq conflict, a senior State Department official said on Sunday.

Kerry is on a tour of countries in the Middle East and Europe. He is expected to travel to Iraq soon at the request of President Barack Obama.

"I would expect that to be a topic of discussion," a senior State Department official told reporters en route to Egypt when asked about possible oil supply disruptions from the Iraq conflict.

(Reporting By Lesley Wroughton)